Created by Executive Order 2011-01K, the Common Sense Initiative (CSI), and Senate Bill 2 of the 129th General Assembly, require state agencies, including the Casino Control Commission, to draft rules in collaboration with stakeholders, assess and justify any adverse impact on the business community (as defined by Senate Bill 2), and provide opportunity for the affected public to provide input on the rules.
The Ohio Casino Control Commission submitted the following proposed rules to the CSI office for review on December 20, 2012:
Brief Explanation of the Rules
The proposed rules contained within “Passive Investors, License Credentials and Advertising” relate directly to the minimum internal control standards that casino operators must employ while conducting casino gaming. These rules require adherence to and implementation of minimum internal controls to protect the integrity of casino gaming and casino patrons.
3772-3-06,3772-5-06, 3772-8-06, 3772-10-03, 3772-10-29, 3772-11-42, and 3772-13-02 are proposed rules concerning minimum internal control standards that are designed to ensure the integrity of casino gaming and to protect casino patrons, while taking into consideration the needs and concerns of the regulated industry.
- 3772-3-06 would prohibit passive investors in a casino operator, management company, holding company, or gaming-related vendor licensee or applicant from exercising influence over the affairs of the casino operator, management company, holding company, or gaming-related vendor licensee or applicant.
- 3772-5-06 would require a key employee licensee to display their key employee license credential while on duty at their employer’s property and would require a casino operator licensee to establish procedures for the issuance of a temporary key employee license for misplaced, forgotten, or lost key employee license credentials.
- 3772-8-06 would require a casino gaming employee licensee to display their casino gaming employee license credential while on duty at their employer’s property and would require a casino operator licensee to establish procedures for the issuance of a temporary casino gaming employee license for misplaced, forgotten, or lost casino gaming employee license credentials.
- 3772-10-03 would require a casino operator licensee’s or applicant’s internal control system to include a regulatory compliance department and would establish procedures a casino operator licensee must follow in the event of a vacancy in any of the operator’s mandatory department supervisory positions.
- 3772-10-29 would proscribe the requirements for slot machine tournaments.
- 3772-11-42 would require the documentation of buy-ins at an imprest bank used to process poker tournament buy-in transactions.
- 3772-13-02 would require each casino operator licensee or applicant to provide the commission with a copy of all proposed advertisements at least five business days in advance of the advertisement’s public dissemination.
Associated CSI Documents
Contact Information for Comments
The Commission welcomes comments regarding these proposed rules. To ensure your comments are considered as part of the Common Sense Initiative (“CSI”) review period, the Commission should receive them no later than January 4, 2013.
Any questions or comments with respect to these rules may be directed to Hannah Smith via email at Hannah.Smith@casinocontrol.ohio.gov or U.S. Mail at 10 West Broad Street, 6th Floor, Columbus, Ohio 43215. Comments may also be directed to the CSI Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.